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Jewish Democracy

The law declaring Israel the state of the Jewish people is not about passing Torah legislation, but concerns accepting the definition of Jewish democracy in a post-modern world.Dr. Chaim Charles Cohen, 12/13/2014, 5:54 PM

Nearly 2/3 of Israelis are Often Overdrawn

Shocking figures reveal many Israelis living constantly in the red; Bank of Israel wants to know why.Hillel Fendel, 11/3/2014, 3:27 PM

National Burial Society Conference in November

Israel's Chevra Kadisha organizing the first conference of its kind, which will deal with all aspects of Jewish burial in Israel and abroad.Cynthia Blank, 10/5/2014, 12:19 PM

Yesh Atid No. 2 Opposed Lapid on Women in IDF

Min. Shai Piron has opined that Jewish law opposes female enlistment. Lapid threatened to fire Chief Rabbis for this position.Ari Yashar, 1/14/2014, 8:45 AM

Tzohar Rabbi Weighs in on Abortion Controversy

Rabbi David Stav slams ‘immoral’ decision to subsidize abortions that are not medically necessary.Maayana Miskin, 1/2/2014, 8:19 AM

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 12:05 PM

Halakhic Guidance for Yom Kippur Medical Issues

A halakhic hotline will help callers determine whether or not they can take medicine, eat, drink, or travel to the hospital on Yom Kippur.David Lev, 9/8/2013, 6:02 PM

"Religious-Zionists More Suitable for Chief Rabbi"

Former IDF rabbi explains why religious-Zionist rabbis are better suited to make important Jewish legal rulings.Maayana Miskin, 7/24/2013, 1:42 PM

Feiglin in Handshake Controversy

Moshe Feiglin’s Knesset handshakes lead to orthodox Jewish debate.Maayana Miskin, 2/15/2013, 3:42 PM

'The Master of Jewish Jurisprudence'

Shaarei Mishpat College mourns the passing of its founder and first dean. Photos from the judge's funeral.Gil Ronen, 2/6/2013, 8:16 PM

Retired Justice Menachem Elon Dies at 90

Former Supreme Court justice Menachem Elon was an ordained rabbi, expert in Jewish civil law.Maayana Miskin, 2/6/2013, 10:48 AM

Soldiers, Businessmen Complete the Shas

Israelis from all walks of life celebrate the completion of another round of Talmud studies.Maayana Miskin, 8/2/2012, 2:33 PM

‘The Great Kosher Chocolate Chip Crisis’ Hits US

US Jews panic over Trader Joe’s removal of “pareve” from its chocolate chips, meaning they can’t be eaten with meat. Shoppers raid stocks. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/30/2012, 2:31 PM

The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines

What medicines can be taken on Passover? Some are prohibited, some are allowed, and some depend on one’s health. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 4/3/2012, 11:14 AM

Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread Sale

Buffet misses turned down a sure-fire investment – buying bread from Jews desperate to sell it any price before Passover.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/25/2012, 4:25 PM

Video: Internet Challenge: ‘Online’ Jewish Law

Internet has provided new methods of learning Judaism – and the challenge of answering online questions on Jewish law.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 3/5/2012, 1:08 PM